Encouraging One Another
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
November 11, 2019
Central Passage
Acts 27:22-28
Subject
PM Sermon
Description

NOVEMBER 10, 2019 P.M. SERVICE

“ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER”

ACTS 27:22-28

INTR0DUCTION:

A.  Definition: “To inspire with courage or hope; to cheer; hearten; comfort; urge; impel; stimulate. That which gives boldness, confidence”

B.  Discourage means: “To retard; oppose; hinder”

C.  Because man is weak, needs help from an outside force

I.  GOD OFTEN ENCOURAGED MANKIND:

A.  Hagar; Genesis 21:9-22 (18-20)

B.  Jacob; Genesis 8:10-17; Hebrews 13:5

C.  The strength and shield of Joshua; Joshua 1:1-9 (1-3); II Corinthians 12:9

D.  Paul in the storm; Acts 27:22-28 (22-26)

E.  Enslaved promised pardon; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 10:13

F.  Through His word; Matthew 10:30-31

II.  CHRISTIANS SHOULD ENCOURAGE AND COMFORT ONE ANOTHER:

A.  Christ set the example; Isaiah 61:1-3

      1.  Sick of palsy; Matthew 9:1-2

      2.  Disciples on the stormy sea; Matthew 14:27

      3.  The adulterous woman; John 8:1-11 (10-11)

      4.  Those in tribulation; John 16:33

B.  Christians are to imitate Christ; I Corinthians 11:1

     1.  Strong to encourage the weak; Galatians 6:1-2

          a.  Illustration: Moses encouraged Israel; Exodus 14:10-14; Deuteronomy 31:1-8

          b.  Weak should encourage the strong; Deuteronomy 1:38; 3:28

          c.  Jesus craved support; Matthew 26:40

      2.  Old to encourage the young; David and Solomon; I Kings 2:1-4

           a.  Paul assured Timothy; I Timothy 2:1

           b.  Paul wrote; II Timothy 1:2

       3.  Young to encourage the old; Ephesians 6:1; Proverbs 10:1

       4.  Encourage ourselves

            a.  Danger in self-pity

            b.  Children; I Corinthians 14:20; 16:13

            c.  Seek help from above; I Samuel 30:6; Acts 16:19-25; Philippians 4:13

            d.  Some burdens we must bear alone; Galatians 6:5

CONCLUSION:

A.  Will you allow God and man to encourage you?

B.  Will you gain strength to encourage others?